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The prince of secrets  by A. J. Lancaster

The prince of secrets

A. J. Lancaster

Book

"Well-bred women should not be seen kissing their butlers. Even when the butler in question is secretly a fae prince. Wyn knows falling for Hetta Valstar is a bad idea. She's not only human but the new magically bonded ruler of Stariel Estate. If the...

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Girls high  by Barbara Anderson

Girls high

Barbara Anderson

Book

Twenty-nine years after it was published, VUP are proud to re-issue Barbara Anderson's first novel. It's a new term at the girl's high school and in the staffroom and classes life is beginning again. For Carmen, Sooze, Margot and the rest of Barbara ...

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Portrait of the artist's wife  by Barbara Anderson

Portrait of the artist's wife

Barbara Anderson

Book

"New Zealand in the 1950s is a place where men do the work and women have the babies. While Sarah Tandy is determined to nurture her talent as a painter and keep her marriage intact, her husband, celebrated novelist Jack Macalister, is equally determined...

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My brother's keeper by Donna Malane

My brother's keeper

Donna Malane

eBook

Diane Rowe, our missing persons expert, will once again take us on a dark ride through the underbelly of a city not prepared to give up its secrets easily. Ex-con Karen needs Diane's help to track down her fourteen-year-old daughter, Sunny, who she's...

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Vintage murder by Ngaio Marsh

Vintage murder

Ngaio Marsh

eBook

Theatrical manager Alfred Meyer wanted to celebrate his wife's birthday in style. The "piece de resistance" would be the jeroboam of champagne which would descend on to the stage after the performance. But something went horribly wrong. Was Meyer's death...

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Rescued by her Mr. Right by Alison Roberts

Rescued by her Mr. Right

Alison Roberts

Book

...Injured nurse Harriet Collins agrees to let hunky paramedic Jack Evans get her fighting fit and back on the Specialist Disaster Response team. After all, it's purely platonic... right? Plus, she's already nursing a broken heart. But when she's the...

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Money in the morgue by Ngaio Marsh

Money in the morgue

Ngaio Marsh

Large Print

It's business as usual for Mr Glossop as he does his regular round delivering wages to government buildings scattered across New Zealand's lonely Canterbury plains. But when his car breaks down he is stranded for the night at the isolated Mount Seage...

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Īnangahua gold  by Kathleen Gallagher

Īnangahua gold

Kathleen Gallagher

Book

This book is for the bone diggers and the song carriers - those interested in the roots, the old connections, and for those who have listening ears. It explores the relationships that unfold on the West Coast of Te Wai Pounamu New Zealand, in the mid...

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From the ashes by Deborah Challinor

From the ashes

Deborah Challinor

eAudiobook

A captivating story of family and friendship through one decade of incredible change In 1950s Auckland things are changing - and fast. Women are joining the workforce in numbers, whitegoods are readily available and the age of rock'n' roll has arrive...

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Dead shot  by Wendy M. Wilson

Dead shot

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

War with Maori rebels is once more in the air in 1880s New Zealand. Sergeant Frank Hardy is training volunteers in Palmerston North but is more worried about keeping his wife, Mette, safe and keeping himself out of debt. When he is given the opportunity...

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Fosterling by Emma Neale

Fosterling

Emma Neale

eBook

A young man is found unconscious in a remote forest. He is over seven feet tall, his skin covered in thick hair which reminds onlookers of an animal's pelt. When he wakes in a city hospital, he is eerily uncommunicative. Speculation begins. Medics want...

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The Italian surgeon's secret baby  by Sue (Susan) MacKay

The Italian surgeon's secret baby

Sue (Susan) MacKay

Book

...When nurse Elene Lowe's best friend dies, Elene agrees to raise her baby daughter Aimee and travels to Italy to find Aimee's dad - sexy surgeon Mattia Ricco. Mattia's shocked to discover he's a father, but the sparks flying between him and Elene soon...

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Himal gold  by Raymond Porter

Himal gold

Raymond Porter

Book

"In 1953, English journalist Graham Peters is sent to Nepal to cover the attempt to conquer Mt Everest. Kathmandu is full of foreigners, including two textile merchants, who upon reading of the successful ascent - and the New Zealander who had 'knocked...

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These islands here  by Bronwyn Elsmore

These islands here

Bronwyn Elsmore

Book

"Stories of Aotearoa-New Zealand, and other islands of Polynesia. They are fictional tales based on the varied facets of living in these islands situated in the South Pacific - pleasure, pain, calamity, comedy, fun, misfortune, loss, triumph - as in any...

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The antipodeans by Greg McGee

The antipodeans

Greg McGee

Audio CD

Beginning with the return to Venice of an old and sick man determined to confront his past, and accompanied by his daughter who is escaping hers, The Antipodeans spans three generations of a New Zealand family and their interaction with three families...

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Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox

Dreamhunter

Elizabeth Knox

eBook

Fast-paced and dazzlingly imaginative, Dreamhunter will draw the reader into an extraordinary fictional world in which dreams are as vividly described as the cream cakes in the tea shop, the sand on the beach or teenage first love. Set in 1906, Drea...

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The wedding bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch

The wedding bees

Sarah-Kate Lynch

eBook

"When Sugar Wallace arrives in Manhattan with nothing but a hive full of bees, a mysterious past and an insistence on good manners and honey, life starts to change for all her needy neighbours and, finally, with the help of a certain busy Queen, even...

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Dolci di love by Sarah-Kate Lynch

Dolci di love

Sarah-Kate Lynch

eBook

"The Tuscan town of Montevedova is famous for its rolling green hills, long lazy lunches and delectable cantucci biscuits. It even has its own patron saint. But Manhattan workaholic Lily Turner is not interested in any of that. She's only there to find...

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The life and loves of Lena Gaunt by Tracy Farr

The life and loves of Lena Gaunt

Tracy Farr

eBook

An offer to play her unusual instrument, where sounds are produced not through touch but instead through hand movements in the air, leads Lena to revisit her life--from her discovery of music to falling in love and from Southeast Asia to Australia and...

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Desert warrior by Nalini Singh

Desert warrior

Nalini Singh

eBook

The fabled desert kingdom of Zulheina was Tariq's birthright, and he was a man who held tightly what belonged to him. And that meant he had to reclaim a very special woman - the woman who had broken his heart years before in New Zealand. And once he had...

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Streccano  by Bill Leonard

Streccano

Bill Leonard

Book

"Finally, a superhero for the worms, rabbits, doves and cattle of this world. Without any narrative whatsoever, 'Streccano' is a collection of publicly-available -- or otherwise leaked or stolen -- articles, transcripts, blogs and ads giving a chrono...

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Diamonds and rats  by Bill Leonard

Diamonds and rats

Bill Leonard

Book

"What happens when a mysterious little teenager and her even more mysterious family join forces with a high-flying vegan baseball team in the heat of a Louisiana summer? Linda Leigh Hughes, surrounded by 20 avid men for an entire summer, sometimes has...

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Journey to unknown consequences  by John H. Gray

Journey to unknown consequences

John H. Gray

Book

"The story is the sequel to Journey of Betrayals, in which the lead character Jakob established a new and successful life on the island of Aruba. The arrival of foreign men with unknown purpose creates speculation in the community. Suspicious of the....

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Storm clouds over Levuka  by Margaret Waddingham

Storm clouds over Levuka

Margaret Waddingham

Book

"Fiji in the 1860s is a politically unstable, violent country, a dangerous place for a woman alone. This is where Charlotte Swann finds herself when her husband, Richard, is murdered the day after their arrival in Levuka, the country's capital."--Provided...

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Family of strangers  by Haylee Darling

Family of strangers

Haylee Darling

Book

"Emma Watson is happy and loved for the first time in her life, planning a future despite her painful past. After a meeting with her lawyer, she discovers the past isn't done with her yet. New revelations find her on a mission around the world in search...

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And the lion roared no more  by Deborah McDermott

And the lion roared no more

Deborah McDermott

Book

"The biblical story of Daniel in the Lion's Den and the rise and fall of King Nebuchadnezzar."--Provided by publisher.

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The cage by Lloyd Jones

The cage

Lloyd Jones

Large Print

At the front of a little hotel in a country town, a flickering sign says, 'All Welcome'. There's a chandelier in the lobby, a polished wooden staircase, and a broken swing under the tree in the backyard. Fleeing a catastrophe they cannot describe, tw...

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Kalanon's rising  by Darian Smith

Kalanon's rising

Darian Smith

Book

"Sir Brannon Kesh spent years building a new life as a physician and leaving the name Bloodhawk (and the wartime reputation that went with it) behind. But when the King's cousin is murdered, duty calls him back to take on a task his royal friend can trust...

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Pearly Gates  by Owen Marshall

Pearly Gates

Owen Marshall

Book

"Funny, intriguing, lyrical, insightful and ultimately moving, this entertaining novel from one of this country's best writers both skewers and celebrates small town New Zealand. Pat `Pearly' Gates has achieved a lot in his life and evinces considera...

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The Kingfisher's debt  by Kura Carpenter

The Kingfisher's debt

Kura Carpenter

Book

"Magic isn't real, right? Within the small coastal city of Dunedin, local translator, Tamsin Fairchild has a reputation she hates. People think she's psychic. Always hovering around and interfering in Tamsin's life, part father-figure, part thorn in...

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Shadows of the mind  by Owen Clough

Shadows of the mind

Owen Clough

Book

"Samuel McInnes aka Mack, severely wounded in the attack on Auckland in 1863, recovered consciousness on HMS Esk heading to Scotland via Sydney, Australia. Sam is mistakenly repatriated to Scotland as the army believe this is where he is from. With the...

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Amber by Deborah Challinor

Amber

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

"When Kitty Farell is offered a trinket by a street urchin, her impulsive response will change both of their lives forever, and place an unexpected strain on Kitty's marriage. For the past four years, she has sailed the high seas on the trading vessel...

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The millionaire's virgin mistress by Robyn Donald

The millionaire's virgin mistress

Robyn Donald

eBook

When Paige Howard's secret desire, Marc Corbett, comes back into her life after six years and marrying her best friend, Paige vows to never give in to a man who only seems to want her as his mistress, no matter how strong the temptation.

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Admissions  by Mira Harrison

Admissions

Mira Harrison

Book

"Here are the stories of eight women - doctors, nurses, cooks and cleaners at the heart of a hospital that connects them all in a city that could be anywhere. Inspired by Mira Harrison's experiences in healthcare in the UK and NZ, these engrossing na...

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The life of De'Ath  by Majella Cullinane

The life of De'Ath

Majella Cullinane

Book

"After a family tragedy, Theodore De'Ath moves to Otago to live with his grandparents. He becomes fascinated by the Underworld, reading the Inferno, Paradise Lost and Faust. When war breaks out in Europe, unlike his peers, Theodore is not swept up with...

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Murder in mud  by Rodney Strong

Murder in mud

Rodney Strong

Book

"Oliver Atkinson thought his first ghostly hitchhiker was also his last. Until Angus McMurry arrives. The grumpy old spirit isn't leaving until Oliver proves Angus's great, great grandson innocent of murdering his girlfriend. Once more Oliver must navigate...

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In the beginning  by Justine Orme

In the beginning

Justine Orme

Book

"From Crystal Sea worship to watching Creation take place, Beryl and his fellow gems deal with the agony of having to choose between God and Lucifer"--Back cover.

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Crossing a line  by Mike Boshier

Crossing a line

Mike Boshier

Book

"Once a respected US Navy SEAL, now shunned by friends and colleagues and wanted by the police, John Deacon has gone rogue . . . Recruited by a fanatical religious cult intent on returning the USA to the ways of God, and headed by a man known as The ...

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This mortal boy by Fiona Kidman

This mortal boy

Fiona Kidman

eAudiobook

Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only 20 when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fuelled growing moral panic about teenagers, and he was to hang less than five...

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Kitty by Deborah Challinor

Kitty

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

"When 18-year-old Kitty Carlisle's father dies in 1838, her suddenly impoverished mother hopes her beautiful daughter might at least find a good husband. But then Kitty is compromised by an unscrupulous adventurer, and she is banished in disgrace to ...

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Kitty by Deborah Challinor

Kitty

Deborah Challinor

eAudiobook

When 18-year-old Kitty Carlisle's father dies in 1838, her suddenly impoverished mother hopes her beautiful daughter might at least find a good husband. But then Kitty is compromised by an unscrupulous adventurer, and she is banished in disgrace to t...

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The adventures of Vela by Albert Wendt

The adventures of Vela

Albert Wendt

eBook

The novel is about the fabulous adventures Vela who is a Samoan song maker, poet and chronicler who lives for three hundred years. The story takes the reader on a journey through the many stories and worlds of the immortal Vela. We follow him down through...

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Kitty by Deborah Challinor

Kitty

Deborah Challinor

eAudiobook

When 18-year-old Kitty Carlisle's father dies unexpectedly in Norfolk in 1838, Kitty and her mother are left impoverished. After Kitty is discovered in a compromising position with an unscrupulous adventurer, her reputation is left in shreds. In desp...

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The Lord of Stariel  by A. J. Lancaster

The Lord of Stariel

A. J. Lancaster

Book

"The Lord of Stariel is dead. Long live the Lord of Stariel. Whoever that is. Everyone knows who the magical estate will choose for its next ruler. Or do they? Will it be the lord's eldest son, who he despised? His favourite nephew, with the strongest...

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What you wish for  by Catherine Robertson

What you wish for

Catherine Robertson

Book

"Dr Ashwin Ghadavi, Gabriel's Bay's newly imported GP, is trying hard to fit in. His challenges include the immoveable force of his office manager, Mac, the ambiguities of the Kiwi idiom, and his unrequited attraction to Mac's daughter, Emma. Having ...

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The Pledge  by Chris Davies Curtis

The Pledge

Chris Davies Curtis

Book

"Sally, Hine and Tina meet for the first time as trainee nurses in a large English hospital. As they take the Nightingale Pledge, little do they realise they will also make a pledge of friendship which will last the rest of their lives. At first Sally,...

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Stall turns  by Penelope Haines

Stall turns

Penelope Haines

Book

"Pilot Claire Hardcastle returns in her third adventure! When Claire stumbles over human remains in a swamp, she and her partner are happy to leave the investigation in the hands of the police and continue their holiday. Then Claire meets two men s...

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Call me Evie  by J. P. Pomare

Call me Evie

J. P. Pomare

Book

"Meet Evie, a young woman held captive by a man named Jim in the isolated New Zealand beach town of Maketu. Jim says he's hiding Evie to protect her, that she did something terrible back home in Melbourne. In a house that creaks against the wind, Evie...

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Metabyte  by Cat Connor

Metabyte

Cat Connor

Book

"Her niece is abducted and her in-laws disappear. Long-deceased agents turn up in garages across the city - dead again. No wonder SSA Ellie Iverson's internal alert goes off the scale. Enigmatic clues and codes from a missing colleague and brother-in-law...

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Two over easy  by J. F. (John Frederick) Jones

Two over easy

J. F. (John Frederick) Jones

Book

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This mortal boy by Fiona Kidman

This mortal boy

Fiona Kidman

Audio CD

"Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fuelled growing moral panic about teenagers, and he was to hang less than...

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The necessary angel by C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

The necessary angel

C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

Large Print

Max Jackson, a New Zealander living and lecturing in Paris, has a complicated arrangement with his estranged French wife, Louise. In love with his younger Sorbonne colleague Sylvie, he finds himself entangled with Helen, a troubled young English student....

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Photos of you  by Tammy Robinson

Photos of you

Tammy Robinson

Book

"When Ava Green turns twenty-eight, she is told it will be her last birthday. The cancer she fought three years ago is back, and this time it's going to beat her. But Ava is not going to let cancer define her last, precious months- she wants the wedding...

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Huia short stories. 12, Contemporary Māori fiction.

Huia short stories. 12, Contemporary Māori fiction.

Book

"Here are the best short stories and novel extracts from the Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers 2017 as judged by Whiti Hereaka, Paula Morris, Poia Rewi amd Rawinia Higgins. The book contains the stories from the finalists for Best Short Story written...

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Black sands & toitoi  by Peter Pedrotti

Black sands & toitoi

Peter Pedrotti

Book

"To escape winter blues, three Canadian ladies holiday in New Zealand. Offsetting the air-fare, they stay at a cheap but quaint West Coast hotel and befriend local artists. Socialising at a pub, they cross paths with a motorcycle gang. Unsuspectingly,...

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Novel  by Vaughan Rapatahana

Novel

Vaughan Rapatahana

Book

"A violent murder in a rural New Zealand slaughterhouse is the catalyst for a series of fast moving events that ultimately have geopolitical consequences. The rapidly developing action of 'Novel' straddles Aotearoa New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Phillipines...

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Mirabelle  by Sandi Wilson

Mirabelle

Sandi Wilson

Book

"Mirabelle is a tenacious lady, full of life and spunk, and also a woman who was born into a family at war. After a somewhat harrowing start to her days, Mirabelle manages to get herself on track when she is faced with a life threatening condition. Along...

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From the ashes by Deborah Challinor

From the ashes

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

"Auckland,1956. Allie Manaia works at Smith and Caughey's department store. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares. Allie and her husband, Sonny, are desperate for a baby,...

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The little unicorn gift shop  by Kellie Hailes

The little unicorn gift shop

Kellie Hailes

Book

"Poppy and Ben have been best friends for ever and now they're embarking on a new adventure together - opening a joint unicorn gift shop and cafe. Ben has one rule; no unicorn paraphernalia is to cross into his tea shop. But Poppy has other ideas... ...

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Rat bait  by Richard Ward

Rat bait

Richard Ward

Book

"Set in New Zealand, Rat Bait is a tense thriller which follows the activities of Zack Garroway as he pursues a one-man crime spree after being released from prison. Being part of a small community has its drawbacks despite the lengths to which he goes...

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The sky over Brigadier Station  by Sarah Williams

The sky over Brigadier Station

Sarah Williams

Book

"Noah McGuire stayed away from Brigadier Station for a reason. He's spent almost a decade in New Zealand's South Island, trying to forget his past. But the memories still haunt him and the last thing he wants to do is see his estranged family and attend...

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Winged helmet, white horse  by Karyn Hay

Winged helmet, white horse

Karyn Hay

Book

"Set in contemporary London, Winged Helmet, White Horse is a darkly comic psychological drama. Tim has mastered the art of subordination; to his job, his wife, and even his daughter. Having written one critically acclaimed book of poetry he is struggling...

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Francis Plug  by Paul Ewen

Francis Plug

Paul Ewen

Book

"Francis Plug is back! Adjusting to life as a newly published author - interviews and publicity are coming his way, not to mention considerable acclaim. But Francis can't understand why people think he was writing fiction... He also has other problems...

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Shaken, shocked and shafted  by Bob Nimmo

Shaken, shocked and shafted

Bob Nimmo

Book

"The event that shook Christchurch in February 2011 was one of the worst disasters to strike this beautiful metropolis. Yet, the aftermath proved more challenging for many Cantabrians than the disaster itself. Based on eye-witness accounts, interview...

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Grandzilla  by Lisa Williams

Grandzilla

Lisa Williams

Book

"Tillie and Tessa: the real estate mogul and the burgeoning activist; the embittered widow and the girl grieving her grandpa; one apparently friendless, the other falling in love. The one thing they do agree on? They really, really don't like each other....

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Accipitri and the battle for Heliosa  by Lennard Gillman

Accipitri and the battle for Heliosa

Lennard Gillman

Book

"Princess Tesserae of Accipitri lives a life of mundane privilege until she learns of a deadly plot by her king. Her conscience leads her to commit an act of treason, fleeing with a wild foreign boy, Ferobellus. They set out on a mission to warn the king...

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Teeth of the wolf  by Dan Rabarts

Teeth of the wolf

Dan Rabarts

Book

"Scientific consultant Penny Yee has barely drawn breath before Detective Inspector Tanner assigns her another suspicious death, with Matiu tagging along for the ride. That's fine as long as he stays outside the crime scene tape, but when one of Matiu's...

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A change of key  by Adrienne Jansen

A change of key

Adrienne Jansen

Book

"Marko has come to the ends of the earth to escape a once illustrious past in Bulgaria. So why does a Polish bookstore owner call him a traitor? And who covertly photographed him for the newspaper? Someone knows who he is. They are trying to expose him...

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Turn of the tide = Te Huringa o te tai : more stories of the Hokianga  by Susy Pointon

Turn of the tide = Te Huringa o te tai : more stories of the Hokianga

Susy Pointon

Book

"In these stories, a millennial couple on a Tinder date turn up in search of Local Colour and get more than they bargained for, a broken cowboy is persuaded to enter one last race, a good mate tries to support his friend as he freefalls after a lapse...

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Broken play  by Nicholas Sheppard

Broken play

Nicholas Sheppard

Book

"Alec Haudepin has spent the winters of his youth on the rugby field, and now, at twenty-three, his dream of playing for the All Blacks is almost within reach. But his rise to prominence uncovers quiet sadness about the part of his identity he has al...

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Malakim  by Gregory French

Malakim

Gregory French

Book

"Mason is not happy with his life selling insurance, but it all changes when he discovers that he has paranormal powers and is visited by Gabriel, a sentient being. Mason is told that he and others like him with telekinetic powers are required to help...

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My lady thief  by Emily Larkin

My lady thief

Emily Larkin

Book

"Arabella Knightley is an earl's granddaughter, but it's common knowledge that she spent her early years in London's gutters. What the ton doesn't know is that while Arabella acts the perfect young lady by day, at night she plays Robin Hood, stealing...

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Silvana  by Belinda Mellor

Silvana

Belinda Mellor

Book

"The seasons turn; Turning and Greening and one more Turning and Lesandor will reach manhood. Though I would keep him at home forever, I must not. He has hardly any friends his own age; he is forever in the woods. Lesandor of Deepvale, human son of a...

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Easy whistle solo  by 1981- Meros

Easy whistle solo

1981- Meros

Book

"If the exact trajectory of the author of this book is extended via the present, linear direction then in 2029 the author will be the protagonist of this book. If the exponential trajectory of the author's first love is also mapped then this book will...

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Into the sounds  by Lee Murray

Into the sounds

Lee Murray

Book

"On leave, and out of his head with boredom, NZDF Sergeant Taine McKenna joins biologist Jules Asher, on a Conservation Department deer culling expedition to New Zealand’s southernmost national park, where soaring peaks give way to valleys gouged from...

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Archangel's prophecy  by Nalini Singh

Archangel's prophecy

Nalini Singh

Book

"Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind… and now they’re failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill. Elena and Raphael...

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The boy with a suitcase  by Hels Ryan

The boy with a suitcase

Hels Ryan

Book

"High in Georgia's Caucasus Mountains, journalist Charlie Breen is searching for a group of refugees fleeing persecution. What starts out as a rescue mission turns into a battle for survival, as love and greed twist the hearts of those around her. Charlie...

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The ice shelf  by Anne Kennedy

The ice shelf

Anne Kennedy

Book

"On the eve of flying to Antarctica to take up an arts fellowship, thirty-something Janice, recently separated, has a long night of remembrance, regret and realisation as she goes about the city looking for a friend to take care of her fridge while she’s...

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From the ashes  by Deborah Challinor

From the ashes

Deborah Challinor

Book

"Auckland,1956. Allie Manaia works at Smith and Caughey's department store. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares. Allie and her husband, Sonny, are desperate for a baby,...

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Primrose and the dreadful duke  by Emily Larkin

Primrose and the dreadful duke

Emily Larkin

Book

"Oliver Dasenby is the most infuriating man Primrose Garland has ever known. He may be her brother’s best friend, but he has an atrocious sense of humor. Eight years in the cavalry hasn’t taught him solemnity, nor has the unexpected inheritance of a ...

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Women in the field, one and two  by Thomasin Sleigh

Women in the field, one and two

Thomasin Sleigh

Book

"Women’s creativity and freedom is explored in Thomasin Sleigh’s new novel, Women in the Field, One and Two Set in London and Wellington of the early 1950s, Thomasin Sleigh’s fascinating new novel, Women in the Field, One and Two, follows Ruth Bishops...

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Pay up  by Anthony David

Pay up

Anthony David

Book

"As Minister of Communications, it is Daryn Garvin's job to choose which company will get the contract for laying an underwater cable connecting New Zealand to the wider world. He is expected to go with the favourites, but after receiving an anonymous...

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The bed-making competition  by Anna Jackson

The bed-making competition

Anna Jackson

Book

"This book describes the coming of age of two sisters - Hillary and Brigid. We follow their lives as they manage life changes and the connections that we are born into in our families and those that we create."--Cataloguer.

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Between the immensities  by Doreen Davy

Between the immensities

Doreen Davy

Book

"The story begins with psychologist Dr Katherine Moore's last day at her Auckland therapy clinic. Succumbing to family pressure, she agrees to return to England to care for her elderly mother who is terminally ill. Arriving in Liverpool, Katherine is...

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Province of danger  by Ray Grover

Province of danger

Ray Grover

Book

"The war to end wars ended in 1918. It is, however, still early in the twentieth century and Nelle, the World War I nurse who patched up the remnants of men who 'survived', fears for her fighter-pilot son disastrously, Frank, the intellectual, has fallen...

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Ocean's kiss  by Lani Wendt Young

Ocean's kiss

Lani Wendt Young

Book

"Long ago, Tangaloa cast a fiery net upon the waters and drew forth ocean’s might. The crashing wave. The surging tide that speaks to Masina the moon. And all the living things that swim and creep in the midnight blue depths. All this Tangaloa fashioned...

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Make or break by Catherine Bennetto

Make or break

Catherine Bennetto

eAudiobook

Jess, a 29-year-old Londoner with a Kate Beckett fringe and a tendency for dramatics, gets taken on a surprise trip by her long-term boyfriend, Pete, to attend her best friend's last-minute wedding in South Africa. Jess imagines sun, sand, wine and s...

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The snow tiger by Desmond Bagley

The snow tiger

Desmond Bagley

eBook

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in New Zealand. Fifty-four people died in the avalanche that ripped apart a small New Zealand mining town. But the enquiry which follows unleashes more destructive power than the snowfall. As the su...

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Out of time  by D E. McLean

Out of time

D E. McLean

Book

"Kev is an average person living an uneventful life--just how he likes it--until the day he finds himself kidnapped by time-traveling slavers and thrusted into an unfamiliar world of airships, clockwork, and steam. Rescued by Millicent Darlington and...

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Nothing lasting  by Laura Solomon

Nothing lasting

Laura Solomon

Book

"Nothing Lasting is the tale of a nice normal middle class pyromaniac. Egged on by his bossy mother he is under pressure from her ghost to make the family name by lighting fires up and down an unspecified country, where all the place names are taken from...

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The sound of breaking glass  by Kirsten Warner

The sound of breaking glass

Kirsten Warner

Book

"Christel is at shattering point. She's got two small children, her job in reality television is super high stress, she's an activist with Women Against Surplus Plastic and now she's being stalked. To top it off her protest milk bottle sculpture appears...

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The anger of angels  by Sherryl Jordan

The anger of angels

Sherryl Jordan

Book

"In a world where it is a crime to speak against injustice, a jester dares to perform a play that enrages a powerful tyrant prince. The jester's daughter, Giovanna, must journey into the heart of danger to turn back the terrible consequences unleashed...

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Into the mist  by Lee Murray

Into the mist

Lee Murray

Book

"When NZDF Sergeant Taine McKenna and his squad are tasked with escorting a bunch of civilian contractors into Te Urewera National Park, it seems a strange job for the army. Militant Tuhoe separatists are active in the area, and with its cloying mist...

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No one can hear you  by Nikki Crutchley

No one can hear you

Nikki Crutchley

Book

"Troubled teen Faith Marsden was one of several girls abducted from Crawton, a country town known for its picturesque lake and fertile farmland. Unlike the others, she escaped, though sixteen years on she still bears the emotional and physical scars....

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